Nominated by: The NRP Group
Location: San Antonio, TX
Developer: The NRP Group
Architect: Alta Architects
General Contractor: NRP Contractors LLC
Interior Designer: BOOM!
Project Website: livethemarkson.com
Situated off the bustling San Pedro Avenue at the site of a former used car lot, The Markson is a 9% LIHTC community honoring the legacy of affordable housing pioneer and visionary, Dan Markson. A testament to Dan's relentless pursuit of innovative partnerships, bold leadership and commitment to high-quality housing for all, The Markson serves as the embodiment of Dan's vision.
Developed in partnership with the San Antonio Housing Trust, The Markson truly exemplifies the power of strategic, public-private collaboration in the affordable housing business. Although local neighbors were happy to see the transformation of the used car lot, earning broad community support for a four-story building was no small feat. The site of development measures in at just one and a half acres, presenting a unique challenge to maximize the use of the space. The resulting four-story development tucks parking in the back, leaving an attractive street-fronting design for those passing by to admire.
The Markson comprises 69 affordable units in the heart of San Antonio. Floor plans range from one- to three-bedroom units, which feature open-concept floor plans, granite countertops, modern cabinetry and plank flooring. Community amenities include a children's activity room, fitness center, business center, conference room and community lounge. It offers life-affirming, wraparound supportive services, including Homework First after school program with snacks and summer lunches, Adult Education Programs, ESL Assistance, Healthcare Screenings, Financial Literacy Programs and Job Readiness Preparation.